|Address||Hamilton, ON L8S3Z5
Should your wedding be joyful?
Of course it should!
The Reverend Michael Bittle is an experienced, humorous, wedding officiant who enjoys marrying couples in all types of places. Michael performs over 50 weddings a year, and testimonials from brides and grooms rave about how wonderful he was in their wedding!
And to the best of his knowledge, not a single one of these couples has ever gotten divorced!
Michael says "Weddings should be fun for the bride and groom, and their families and friends. Indeed, they should touch on all three S's: a little bit Sacred, a little bit Sentimental and, of course, a little bit Silly!"
Do you want a non-denominational ceremony? Michael has years of experience performing non-denominational spiritual ceremonies.
Do you want a 'modern' Roman Catholic ceremony? Perhaps a short Mass at your location of choice? Michael is perhaps the only minister in the region who can perform a full - or abridged - Catholic ceremony outside of a Catholic church. (Visit his website to find out how to get the RC Church to recognize your marriage afterwards.)
Do you want a inter-cultural or inter-faith marriage ceremony? Michael has also performed weddings involving individuals who are Jewish/ Anglican/ Muslim/ Catholic/ Sikh/ Filipino Catholic/ Greek Orthodox/ Christian/ Buddhist/ Hindu/ Protestant/ Agnostic/ Reformed/ Christadelphian/ Christian Scientist, and more. Religion should be no barrier to having a memorable wedding! As long as you are willing to have some humour during the ceremony!
Spiritual, non-denominational weddings, multi-cultural ceremonies (Hindu, Jewish, Chinese, Muslim, Buddhist, Celtic, Filipino, Newfoundlanders), and Catholic-style services are a specialty. Friends of Bill W. are especially welcome.
A wedding ceremony should be fun and stress-free for the bride and groom, and also for their family and friends. And there should be a spiritual element during the ceremony, otherwise, why get married?
Working with you, Michael will customize your wedding service to make sure your ceremony reflects your needs and your personalities. Unity Sand/Candle Ceremonies, hand-fasting, rose ceremony, special readings, and more, are just some of his suggestions.
He has also performed weddings involving languages other than English, including French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Hebrew, Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese. He is a great believer in showing respect to the cultures and beliefs of those who have gone before us.
Michael is the minister who performed the wedding in the Frankenstein House of Horrors in Niagara Falls! He also stepped in for a Roman Catholic priest in an RC parish in Mississauga. He has been just about everywhere and done just about everything when it comes to weddings!
Your wedding officiant will typically be the least expensive part of your special day - so choose one who will help make it fun and memorable.
FEES: the typical fee for a wedding is $ 350; a rehearsal is $ 150. Extended travel is extra. This includes consultations, HST, etc.
Michael is getting pretty booked up for 2017, and he already has several bookings for 2018. Please contact him as early as possible for your wedding.
Please first visit his website at http://www.NewFocus.net to learn more about Michael and his philosophy on weddings. Then email him.